The plight of Darren Aiman Abdullah who is bedridden after suffering from a stroke about two years ago caught the attention of the Perak Media Sports and Welfare Club (KSKMP), Mimbar Nusantara Homes Sdn Bhd, Econsave Jelapang supermarket and former Ipoh Mayor Datuk Roshidi Hashim.
Darren’s wife, Netti Yuspita Abdul Rahamn, 39 said that her husband worked as a tow truck driver and was the pillar of the family before the incident.
They have been married for 15 years. They lived in Johor Bahru and Darren commuted daily to Singapore to work.
“However, my husband suddenly lost consciousness in August 2019 and was then diagnosed with a brain haemorrhage, which had resulted in a stroke on the right side of his body.
“We returned to Ipoh in December 2019 and stayed with our in-laws,” she told Ipoh Echo at Taman Permai recently.
According to her, the family has lost their main source of income due to the incident. “I can’t go to work as I have to take care of my husband full time and manage his daily activities because he is not very mobile now.”
Netti said her husband is currently receiving follow-up treatment at Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital (HRPB) as well as undergoing physiotherapy from time to time.
“I am glad that my husband is able to move a little now. He can also eat starchy food after treatment at HRPB.”
She added that Darren receives a disability pension from the Social Security Organisation (Socso) every month, besides financial assistance from the Social Welfare Department (JKM) and Baitulmal (a Muslim funding body for the welfare of Muslims).
“We are truly grateful for the help we receive. The money is used for our children’s daily expenses and schooling.
“I’m excited as this is the first time we have received an Aidilfitri donation, and I’d like to thank everyone who has lent a hand in helping us get through this difficult time,” she expressed.
Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer of Mimbar Nusantara, Nazrin Cheong Abdullah said they are pleased to be able to work with KSKMP in assisting the asnaf (the needy) and mualaf (Muslim converts) around Ipoh.
“Fortunately, we got to meet the families and contribute some food items as well as duit raya to them and their children.
“I hope the donation can enliven the Aidilfitri celebration which is just around the corner.
“I hope that everyone can comply with the health and safety standard operating procedures (SOPs) throughout the Movement Control Order (MCO),” he said.
Nazrin and KSKMP President, Rosli Mansor Ahmad Razali went to visit 10 asnaf and mualaf families to deliver hampers, food boxes and duit raya around Ipoh.